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development of a climate change impact assessment tool to help evaluate new policies and programs to ensure that they are consistent with the ACT climate targets, and when will the tool be finalised?

MR STANHOPE: I thank Ms Le Couteur for the question. I regret, Ms Le Couteur, that I will have to take that question on notice. I thought I might be able to give some brief report on progress today, but I do not think I have a note on it. I will have to take the question on notice, Ms Le Couteur. I regret that I cannot provide you with an answer.

MR SPEAKER: Ms Le Couteur, a supplementary question?

MS LE COUTEUR: Minister, is the government looking at other jurisdictions where such impact analysis tools are used and seeing whether we could adapt their tools for the ACT’s purposes?

MR STANHOPE: Thank you, Ms Le Couteur. Similarly, I would hope so and imagine so, but I cannot answer definitively today. I will take the question on notice.

Alexander Maconochie Centre—governance

MR SMYTH: My question is to the Attorney-General. Attorney-General, the Burnet report found that “the evaluation team concluded that the absence of clear policy guidance and governance and leadership structure for the provision of drug-related services at the AMC severely limits the effectiveness of program activities”, that “there is no coordination across providers in the AMC” and that there were “multiple areas where policy was being implemented ineffectively or not at all”. Minister, why is there an absence of governance and leadership in regard to drug-related services at the AMC?


Mr Smyth: It was to the attorney.

MS GALLAGHER: I have got responsibility for the Burnet report. The Burnet report was commissioned to do an evaluation of—

Mrs Dunne: On a point of order, Mr Speaker.

MR SPEAKER: One moment, Ms Gallagher. Stop the clocks, thank you.

Mrs Dunne: Mr Speaker, Mr Smyth asked a question of the Attorney-General, presumably as the minister responsible for the operation of the prison. The responsibility for one report about an aspect of the prison should not mean that the minister does not answer that question. It was about issues that arose out of that report that go directly to the responsibility of the minister responsible.

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